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Kiddos, Candy and Credit Cards
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Errant Body Fluids and Other (Viral) Situations
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Putting Mr. Linkletter’s Wisdom to Use…Mostly
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Thank you, Mr. L
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She Said, She Said
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Mommy Dearest
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Hello World! (the sequel)
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Coming soon…
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Hello world!

Kiddos, Candy and Credit Cards

I was just waiting for it to happen.  It was only a matter of time.  My son, like most kids his age, was becoming increasingly adept in a “techie” sort of way.  For example, I overheard him one day talking on the phone to his grandparents. I figured he had snagged my cell phone, yet AGAIN, despite my clear “hands off” policy after he managed to enter my passcode enough times to lock me out of the lifeline that is my smart phone.  But when I approached him, he had his Ipod and had downloaded the Textfree service and was…

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Errant Body Fluids and Other (Viral) Situations

[Warning:  Before reading this post, please be advised the content below has a certain gross-out factor.  It should probably not be read by anyone who has not cared for small children AND does not find it good playground conversation to discuss the stomach flu.] Over the summer, everyone in our household contracted an intestinal parasite (except my daughter, who in her whole seven years, has barfed exactly two times and must be hanging onto those wonderful colostrum antibodies like a fly to flypaper).  No worries, you can’t get it through cyberspace but you can get it from swimming in a public, chlorinated pool.  And since…

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Putting Mr. Linkletter’s Wisdom to Use…Mostly

I love coincidences.  And the other day I was wondering what my next blog post should be and it landed right in my lap. I’m still practicing at using Art Linkletter’s wise words from my previous post (see “Thank You, Mr. L”).  I’m finding it’s tough to stick to my new mantra  A)  with the smallish situations (child all squinty in a school picture), and B) when in the throes of a revved up fight-or-flight occasion (like when my son suffered a concussion and I was 30 minutes away).  A recent conundrum lands somewhere in the middle but I thought how funny it…

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Thank you, Mr. L

“Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.” ~Art Linkletter My new favorite quote.  It’s more global than that of parenting wisdom but doesn’t it work?  Some days just go wacky where kids are involved and “just going with it” can keep our hair from going gray (or at least not gray as fast….).  So when one of your children vomits on the freshly-shampooed carpet the morning of your first mani-pedi in years, remember Mr. Linkletter’s wisdom.  It has become my mantra, pretty much every day!  

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She Said, She Said

Recently a mother texted me that her first grader came home from school upset that my young daughter was making fun of her on the school bus.  And would I please talk with my little one?  The mom wasn’t accusatory but simply wanted the situation settled, her daughter was hurt.  Reflexively, I assumed my daughter was in the wrong, because my own mother did just that when it came to similar circumstances involving me, or because I knew the family well enough to know the mom wouldn’t exaggerate about something like this.  I didn’t go directly to my daughter to scold her; I…

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Mommy Dearest

Some days.  Oh, some days.  You know the days I am talking about:  there is no patience, time or energy to keep it together as a parent.  We all have them.  So on those days (and even the other days as well, just as a reminder.) when there is a nanoliter’s worth of wit between you and your kids, let this be your guiding mantra:  Parent in a way where it’s a given that your child/ren will become successful enough publish a tell-all about their youth and beyond.  ‘Nuff said.

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Hello World! (the sequel)

When my blog site was “born”, my first post, courtesy of WordPress, was “Hello World!”.  That statement wasn’t exactly my vision for an opening first line, but, inevitably, like this site, my vision will morph.  And morph it did,  into something completely different for my first actual post and the visuals to accompany it.   I chose this picture for my debut blog post because I love how it screams, “Hello World!”.   Taken by my husband while on a family hike, our son gazes up at Animas Mountain.  He seems so small, looking up in wonderment at the vastness above and below him.  A “hello” if you will, from him and directed out to this amazing…

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Coming soon…

Hello!  I am in the process of building a blog on, you guessed it, parenting.  Please visit again soon (and bear with my exponential learning on setting this up!) for new happenings on pulseonparenting.com!

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Hello world!

This is my first post. Edited and not deleted, WordPress unknowingly gave me inspiration for my first real blog post, coming soon!

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